Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Meyers is a co-founder of First Marblehead. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since September 2008, and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 2010. From September 2008 to August 2013, he served as our President. Mr. Meyers also served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from our incorporation in 1994 to September 2005 and as our President from November 2004 to September 2005. Since October 2006, Mr. Meyers has served as the sole member, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Sextant Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm. From 1980 to 1991, Mr. Meyers was involved in arbitrage and derivatives trading at EF Hutton, Prudential Bache Securities, LF Rothschild Unterberg Towbin and Commodities Corporation, each of which were financial services firms. He began working on asset-back securities financings in 1986. He currently serves as the Chair Emeritus of the Board of the Curry School of Education Foundation and as a consulting member of the finance committee of the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, and as the Chairman of the Board of Steward Medical Group, a unit of Steward Health Care System, a system of 11 hospitals headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves on the board of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and is a member of the Education Funding Committee of the Consumer Bankers Association. Mr. Meyers received an A.B. from Brandeis University and completed the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gelber has served as a director since November 2013, our President since August 2013, our Chief Operating Officer since August 2012 and as a Managing Director since September 2008. He served as our Chief Administrative Officer from March 2010 to August 2012 and as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Development from August 2008 to September 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Gelber held various positions at First Marblehead in the capital markets and product strategy groups. Since October 2006, Mr. Gelber has served as President of Sextant Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm, the sole member of which is Mr. Meyers. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Gelber served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.), primarily focused on education, telecommunication and banking legislation. Mr. Gelber received a B.A. from The George Washington University.
William P. Baumer
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Baumer has served as our Chief Risk Officer since September 2007, as a Managing Director since September 2008 and as the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiary Union Federal Savings Bank since July 2010. Mr. Baumer served as our Senior Vice President, Compliance from July 2004 to September 2007. From 2003 to June 2004, Mr. Baumer served as the Compliance Manager for the nationwide mortgage operations at Bank of America, N.A. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Baumer was the Compliance Director-Core Banking for Fleet Boston Financial Corporation, a bank that was acquired by Bank of America, and was responsible for regulatory compliance programs in Fleet's consumer, commercial and administrative staff units. He joined Fleet in 1984 and held various leadership positions in the Compliance, Audit, Credit and Retail Banking business units. Mr. Baumer received a B.S. from Franklin Pierce College and has earned Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certifications.
Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Breitman has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and a Managing Director since August 2014. He served as a Managing Director of Corporate Fuel Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank working with middle market companies, from October 2006 to July 2014. From May 2001 to September 2006 and from September 1998 to October 1998, Mr. Breitman served as the Chief Financial Officer of MetroLights Advertising, LLC, a privately held domestic outdoor advertising company. From November 2000 to May 2001, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of TechSpace, Inc., a privately held provider of shared office space. From November 1998 to October 2000, he served as the Vice President Finance and Accounting and Treasurer of Register.com, Inc., a publicly held international registrar of domain names. From August 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Breitman served as the Manager Financial Planning and Analysis at Allaire Corporation, a publicly held developer of Internet development tools. From May 1997 to July 1997, he served as the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for Datamedic, a privately held developer of integrated point of care computerized patient record and practice management solutions. From May 1996 to May 1997, Mr. Breitman worked as both the Accounting Manager and Financial Analyst for Visibility, Inc., a privately held developer of manufacturing accounting systems. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Manager of Internal Financial Reporting for XTRA Corporation, a publicly held transportation lessor, and from 1992 to 1995, he was an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, where he worked primarily with high technology and financial services companies. Mr. Breitman received a B.S. in business from Skidmore College.
Managing Director, Business Development and Product Strategy
Mr. Heneghan has served as our Managing Director, Business Development and Product Strategy, since January 2011. From 1996 to January 2006, Mr. Heneghan held various positions at First Marblehead in the Business Development, Corporate Development and Product Strategy groups. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Heneghan served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.). Mr. Heneghan received a B.A. from The George Washington University, an M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and attended the London School of Economics.
Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary
Ms. Murray has served as our General Counsel since August 2012 and as a Managing Director and our Secretary since May 2012. She served as our Acting General Counsel from May 2012 to August 2012 and as our Senior Counsel, Corporate Law from March 2010 to April 2012. From October 2007 to February 2010, Ms. Murray was a Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and from October 2000 to September 2007, Ms. Murray was an associate at Goodwin Procter. While at Goodwin Procter, Ms. Murray practiced general corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, and corporate governance matters. Ms. Murray received a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Managing Director, Product Strategy
Ms. Bertrand has served as Managing Director, Product Strategy, since September 2008. From September 2003 to September 2008, Ms. Bertrand held various positions at First Marblehead in the Business Development and Product Strategy groups. From 2000 to September 2003, Ms. Bertrand worked in the Investment Banking division of Robertson Stephens and Jefferies & Co., where she helped companies in the Specialty Finance sector raise capital in public and private capital markets. Ms. Bertrand received a B.A. from Middlebury College.
Managing Director, Human Resources
Ms. Burnham has served as Managing Director of Human Resources since September 2008. From February 2006 to September 2008, Ms. Burnham served as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Relationships, managing First Marblehead's critical business alliances with guarantors and servicers. From July 2003 to February 2006, Ms. Burnham served as the Vice President of Corporate Services, directing all aspects of administrative support and service functions for the organization. Prior to that, Ms. Burnham served in various senior positions across the company, including executive and board support roles. Ms. Burnham is an active member of various human resources industry associations and has an associate's degree from Marian Court College. Ms. Burnham has also completed the Simmons College Executive Leadership Management Program.